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Nomination Speech
With a vow to restore trust to the White House and "never mislead us into war," John F. Kerry accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination and asserted that "America can do better" than it has during the last four years under President Bush.
Key Convention Speeches
John F. Kerry:
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John Edwards:
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Teresa Heinz Kerry:
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Barack Obama:
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Bill Clinton:
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Convention Features
Convention Diary: Post editor Robert G. Kaiser and photographer Lucian Perkins explored Boston.
Boston Dispatches: post.com's Terry M. Neal offered daily tidbits.
Sen. John F. Kerry and Sen. John Edwards (Dudley M. Brooks - The Washington Post)
John F. Kerry: A Political Life
Running Mate: John Edwards
More Convention Facts

Convention News
One Speech, Two Dozen Voters: Guarded Thumbs-Ups for Kerry (July 31, 2004)

Kerry: 'America Can Do Better': Senator Accepts the Democratic Nomination (July 30, 2004)

A Challenge to the GOP on Values, Security (July 30, 2004)

Across State, Kerry Backers Sense a Shift: Echoing Warner's Words, Democrats Think Nominee Can Upend Decades of GOP Domination (July 30, 2004)

A Swift, Stirring Race Against the Television Timer (July 30, 2004)

Two Backgrounds, One Vision: Delegates From Va., Md. Highlight Convention's Diversity (July 30, 2004)

Few Arrests Among Diverse Protesters: Opposition to the War In Iraq Is Cited as Common Denominator (July 30, 2004)

Text of John Kerry's Acceptance Speech at the Democratic National Convention (July 29, 2004)

Inflationary Pressure Shapes the 'Bounce' (July 30, 2004)

Generals and Admirals Battle Perceptions of Kerry (July 30, 2004)

Second-Guessing Birds of a Feather Flocking Together (July 30, 2004)

The Most Important Spiel of the Day (July 30, 2004)

An Unsuitable Costume for the Manly Candidate (July 30, 2004)

Text of Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman's Address to the Democratic National Convention (July 29, 2004)

Text of Retired General Wesley Clark's Address to the Democratic National Convention (July 29, 2004)

Text of AFL-CIO President John Sweeney's Address to the Democratic National Convention (July 29, 2004)

Text of Gov. Mark Warner's Address to the Democratic National Convention (July 29, 2004)

Text of Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton's Address to the Democratic National Convention (July 29, 2004)

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